10 June 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Work Programme contractors paid by results
Paying contractors to run the new Work Programme on a sliding scale, depending on their success, will fail and organisations will go bust if the government is wrong about how difficult it will be to find work for hard-to-place groups eg. those on incapacity benefit. Includes comment from the Work Foundation.
Employer's guide to M.E.
Action for M.E. has launched a new leaflet and booklet to inform employers about M.E. and to support people with the illness that are still in employment.
Press & Journal (Aberdeen), p 4
XMRV not to blame for CFS
XMRV found in the blood of people with CFS probably came from contamination, not infestion, suggests Vinay Pathak at the National Cancer Institute, Maryland.
New Scientist, p 17
Book about forgotten illness
Valerie Moody has written a book to raise awareness of M.E. Valerie has been severely affected by the illness for many years. The book launch is being held at her home in Donegal on Saturday 8 June.
Strabane Weekly News, p 8
Clwyd ME group are holding a conference tomorrow at 4pm in the Red Lion in Northop. Sue Waddle from ME Research and Lynne Williams, an Occupational therapist, will both be talking.
The Leader (Chester), p 18
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